JULY 20, 2021 UPDATE:
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DID NOT DO THE RIGHT THING!
July 20, 2021: The Secretary of Florida Department Of Environmental Protection (DEP) granted the permit to build on the currently designated unbuildable lot at 105 Elm Ave. This rogue ruling could now start a destructive domino effect that could destroy our beloved AMI beaches, dunes, history, wildlife and tradition forever.
CITY OF ANNA MARIA LEADERS TO THE RESCUE?
Now the solution to save our City Of Anna Maria dunes and existing healthy ecosystem by stopping this New Florida DEP precedent is in Mayor Dan’s Hands and all of our other local City Of Anna Maria elected officials. Let’s see if they feel the same as we do about pushing NEW boundaries of construction into our dunes that the FDEP has – until now, protected. Thousands of us would love to see the City Of Anna Maria now step up to Protect & Preserve AMI for all of us, forever.
ALL ANNA MARIA ISLAND LEADERS TO THE RESCUE?
Importantly, this is not just a local 105 Elm Avenue issue. This is an Anna Maria Island issue. City Of Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie and City Of Holmes Beach Mayor Judy Titsworth, please unite with Dan to help Protect & Preserve all of Anna Maria Island. 3 is better than 1!
DON’T LET ANNA MARIA ISLAND GET WASHED AWAY!
Change should be for the good of our environment and mother nature. AMI should not have to rely on expensive beach & dune renourishment projects to keep our island from getting washed away. We need to know that our elected officials are not influenced by aggressive “over developers” and related business commerce salivating over the recent boom in AMI real estate numbers.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
The Florida DEP let us down. Now it’s up to all of our local leaders to save AMI, NOT over develop it. All of our current local leaders will be put to the test…will they do what’s right and take action to PRESERVE AMI? Or will they promote over development?? To quote a long time local AMI resident, “Enough Is Enough!”
OVER DEVELOPERS ALERT
To those that recently complained that a number of passionate AMI homeowners and lot owners placed now legal, within code, 24” x 18” temporary yard signs on their property to show support of Preserve AMI…SHAME ON YOU. You claim that these small temporary signs to promote PROTECTING THE DUNES are destroying the dunes. Would you prefer the Dunes to be SCRAPED AWAY BY YOUR BULLDOZERS so our turtles can no longer lay their eggs there and your private big money businesses can over develop them?! Thanks to these signs, the public is now aware and taking action to Preserve AMI.
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FOR PRESERVE AMI ARE WATCHING!
Thanks to everyone that have joined in and registered their voice to Protect & Preserve AMI. Our numbers are GROWING. Nearly 1,000 local AMI people have now signed our Preserve AMI Petition and the word is just getting out! We will continue to use real quotes from real Preserve AMI people to help Protect and Preserve Anna Maria Island; its beaches, dunes, history, wildlife and tradition.
LET’S PRESERVE AMI. NOT OVER DEVELOP IT.
Please continue to share PreserveAMI.com with your friends, family and all of our local elected AMI leaders. We voted them in…If they do what’s right for AMI, they stand a great chance of being re-elected, right? Now, let’s all watch our local elected leaders and developers closely.